The lamp can be made either with some thick paper or some thin plywood ( 1- 3 mm ).
In this exemple i will make it with plywood ( 3 mm thickness )
Unfortunetly i Cannot afford a laser cutter, so i will use the traditinal way to cut the pieces.
This is as i wrote my first instructable, but i will try to explain the design work, and the work prcess in an easy way .. please comment if something isnt clear :)
step 1: The design
so that was my inspiration :)
step 2: What do you need ?
Made by thick paper :
- you will need some sheets of paper
Made by plywood
- some plywood sheets ( no thick than 3 mm )
- alots of Brads ( no less than 288 !! )
- material to saw your patterns
AND of cours the patterns !
step 3Cutting the patterns !
well . .you can cut them the traditional way, just print the patterns and glue it the wood and use a drill and a saw. or if you own a cnc machine or a laser cutter - i am not that lucky :) - it will make the job much more easier.
If you are using carton or paper well, print them and use your scissors :)
Once CUT ... we preceed
step 4Connecting things together
before connecting the pieces together i put then i a sink of water fr 10 min, just so they bend easely. but if you are using very thin plywood ( 1 mm - 1,5 mm ) you dont need that !
then to connect them
make sure to connect the stars to the triangles first in such manner that the shorteste "arm" of the star ( the black dot in the picture ) shoud connect to the middle arm of the triangle .. just look at the picture :)
And the use the brads to secure them in place togheter or use the glue if you are using paper.
then finish by cutting the sticking part of the brads.
step 5Keep Connecting !
8 square patterns in a row ( will be bend at the end to make a circle,
the patterns are connected together with the part we made from the earlier step ( you will need 8 of these in total - 4 at the top of the "skeleton " and 4 and the buttom of the skeleton )
just look at the images
and finish the step , by connecting the end of the "skeleton" to make a circle.
step 6Keep Connecting !
connectall the pieces together, to finish the lamp, and secure it wit the bradsm r the glue if you are using paper.
The finished Lamp .... enjoy :)
and a picture of a new model, wich follows the same principle ( wrking on it )